Cyprus: Moscow interested in a military base on the island

27 January, 12:38

    (ANSAmed) - NICOSIA, JANUARY 27 - Russia's ambassador in Nicosia, Stanislav Osadchiy, expressed Moscow's official intention to reach a potential agreement with Cyprus for a military base on the island as GreekReporter website writes quoting local media. The issue's resurgence comes just a month before the president of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, visits Moscow, which is scheduled for late February. Answering journalists' questions, Osadchiy confirmed his country's interest in an agreement providing military facilities in Cyprus, but noted that the matter is still under discussion, adding that at this stage, Moscow's contacts with the Cypriot Foreign Ministry mostly concern the preparation of bilateral agreements to be signed during the Cypriot President's visit to the Russian capital. (ANSAmed).

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